Sunday, January 15, 2017

A hole Lot of Mischief

Hey All.

Oh My Goodness!!!  There has been a whole lot of mischief at my house. 
This is how it started.  Momma and I woke up to our basement flooded!  There's over 6 inches of water down there.  I now have an indoor pool.  Anything on the floor was destroyed.  Which included some of momma's favorite stuff, her camping and hiking gear.  But wait there is more.  Our 2 year old furnace doesn't work (because of the flood), and the water heater is dead.  So while I have plenty of water in my new indoor pool there is no water in the pipes (had to shut it off) and no hot water either.  That is a lot of mischief my friends.  But it's not all bad. Some beautiful things happened too.

My pal Bert came over with his Vickie.  They brought buckets and towels to help with the water clean up.  Bert wanted to go swimming in the indoor pool.  Crazy dog, that water is ice cold!

So I convinced him to play in the frozen pool in the back yard.

After he pouted for a little bit, he decided that a romp and chase in the snow would be ALMOST as fun.

Then momma's best friend, Jenni, and her husband Justin came over to see if they could help. 
"Hi Jenni."

Hehhehehhe, I am getting my licker ready to give Jenni a BIG kiss.

"Are you ready Jenni?  I am sooo thankful you and Justin came over to help my momma and me."

Hahhahhaha.  I got her.  A Big Buddy smooch. 

I got LOTS of belly rubs from Jenni.  She knows how to put a pup to sleep.  While I was enjoying a belly rub Justin got the furnace working.  So we have heat now.  The water heater is a work in progress.  It will take more hours of drying out the insulation before it will stay lit.  So momma will have a cold shower in the morning, but that's OK.

I plan on keeping my momma warm by sleeping on her. 
I am so very grateful for me and momma's friends who came over to help us in these frigid temperatures. Even offering us a place to stay if we wanted.  You see my dear friends even in the midst of mishaps, mischief and unexpected things there is always seeing beautiful.  You see it in the selfless acts of friends, you see it when you not only open your eyes but more importantly when you open your heart.



  1. Oh no!!! What a terrible start to your Sunday but your friends sure did make it better. A silver lining!

  2. Oh nooooo... I'm so sorry that your house turned into a little venice.... and I'm so glad that your friends came to help you with removing the water. Please keep your mama eggs-tra warm buddy that she will not get a cold from all that work in the icy water...

  3. Oh...that is not good! I read about the water heater issue on FB. So glad that your friends were able to come and assist! I can remember one time we had a terrible flood in our basement...two feet of water...and then the pipes backed up. It was a total mess and we also lost a LOT of stuff. There was just no way to salvage the clothes and stuff that was in boxes on the floor. Hope things are looking brighter today!

  4. not good news, but also good news... God bless the friends that came and helped. hope momma gets warm water soon, way to cold for cold showers. so sorry you were flooded.

  5. It is wonderful to have friends to help when you are in need.
    Hope it all gets working again
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  6. Heaters have a way of doing that at the very worst moment. Good plan to sleep on your Mom, Buddy!


  7. We're sorry to hear about the stuff that got ruined by the flood. It's good to hear that things are starting to get back to normal for you and your mom.

  8. Oh my goodness, so sorry about this trouble. I empathize - my downstairs heat went out twice in the last month, on the two coldest weekends of the year so far! Like you, I was fortunate to have great friends who brought over so many space heaters that we actually got too warm!! And oddly enough, I had no hot water last night either - but it turned out that the pilot light just needed to be re-lit. Good luck on getting back to normal ASAP.

  9. Oh No not good but you see the good that surrounds the bad news!